Symposia / General Information

D02 Petroleum Products and Lubricants
Event Name: D02 June 2018 Meeting
Pre-registration requested to attend this meeting.


The Workshop on FZG Gear Lubricant Tests and Gear Rating will be held Thursday, June 28, 2018. Sponsored by ASTM Committee D02 L11 on Tribiological Properties of Industrial Fluids and Lubricates, the workshop will be held at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix, AZ, in conjunction with the June standards development meetings of the committee.

Base oil type, oil viscosity and additive type and content have a strong influence on typical gear failure modes like scuffing, wear, micro-pitting and pitting. In general it is not possible to quantify the lubricant influence on the gear load carrying capacity simply from the knowledge of physical or chemical oil data. Therefore a number of adequate test methods based on the FZG back-to-back gear test rig were developed for evaluating the lubricant performance.

Within the workshop the FZG gear test rig and widely used FZG test methods for gear lubricants will be introduced. For each test method requirements regarding test preparation, test course, documentation and test evaluation will be presented and discussed in detail. Furthermore, examples of failed gears will demonstrate the applicable rating procedures. A physical rating of some example gears amongst the participants will be performed.

Course outline:

  • Introduction of FZG back-to-back gear test rig (standard set-up and modifications)
  • Overview of FZG test methods (general requirements)
  • Basics of main gear failure modes
  • FZG test methods and gear rating:
    • FZG scuffing tests
    • FZG wear tests
    • FZG micro-pitting tests
    • FZG pitting tests

    Why it is important to attend?

    The results of FZG tests allow gear designers to select adequate gear lubricants for an optimized gear load carrying capacity. FZG tests are therefore included in many technical specifications in the worldwide gear industry for different industrial applications. In order to obtain reliable and comparable results the test operators have to take care about the requirements on test rig, test parts and the different test procedures. They also should know about critical influence parameters and should be able to perform the required visual rating in accordance to the test specifications. The workshop will help participants to create and to evaluate test results with high precision and of increased reliability.

    Who should attend?

    • Test rig operators and technicians who perform FZG gear lubricant tests
    • Lab personnel who perform or are involved in the rating of results from FZG tests
    • Lab managers who are responsible for the results from FZG tests
    • Chemists who are involved in gear lubricant developing work
    • Engineers and gear designers who have to deal with the results of FZG tests for their work
    • Engineers who are responsible for developing gear lubricant specifications


Online registration is now open and closes June 20, 2018. There is no fee to attend the workshop.

All attendees, including presenters and ASTM members, are urged to register online for this event so that space requirements can be accommodated. If you do not register online by the closing date, then you must register upon arrival at the workshop. All attendees must check in at the ASTM registration desk upon arrival at workshop.

To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Symposia Operations at or 610-832-9568.

If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Tessa Sulkes in Symposia Operations at Tel: 610-832-9677, or ASTM Technical Support at or 1-877-909-2786 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).



On Site

ASTM Member Fee
Non-Member Fee
Presenter Fee
Student Fee


Workshop attendees interested in receiving 0.7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) should complete a CEU application form at the adjournment of the workshop, and then submit it to the ASTM staff member on site. A certificate will be sent to the attendee approximately 4 to 6 weeks after the workshop.


Additional information about the workshop is available from Workshop Chairman:

Dr.-Ing. Thomas Tobie
Lehrstuhl fuer Maschinenelemente
FZG - Forschungsstelle fuer Zahnraeder und Getriebebau
Technische Universitaet Muenchen
Boltzmannstrasse 15
85748 Garching

Tel.: +49-89-289-15830
Fax: +49-89-289-15808


All meetings will be held at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge, 5350 East Marriott Drive, Phoenix, Arizona, 85054. Reservations may be made by telephoning the hotel at +1.480.293.5000. To make your hotel reservation online, visit: JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Reservations. Select your dates and proceed as instructed. If you need assistance with your hotel reservation, call the hotel directly.

Group rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full, but no later than May 25, 2018. Reserved rooms may be SOLD OUT prior to the cut-off date. You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date. ASTM rates are $169 USD single/double, plus tax (you must mention ASTM in order to receive the group rate).

U.S. GOVERNMENT RATES: The JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge has a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate. To make your hotel reservation online, visit: JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Government Reservations.

The JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge is sold out on certain nights.


Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phoenix North-Scottsdale
4575 E Irma Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85050

Rate: $89. Rate includes breakfast buffet, Wi-Fi & self-parking.
+1.833.259.3117. Please mention the D02 June Committee Meetings (Group code - D02)

To make your hotel reservation online, visit: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phoenix North-Scottsdale Reservations.

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Meeting schedules of Committee D02 are posted on the ASTM web site at or contact the ASTM staff manager, Alyson Fick at or tel: 610-832-9710.


Committee D02 invites you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM International is not required. For more information, visit the web page listed immediately above, and click on “Future Meetings”.


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